If you’re anything like us here at Modern MOH, packing for a 3-day weekend is the equivalent of packing for a cross-country move (and yet somehow we always manage to leave something behind). So to keep you from being charged an overweight baggage fee (and having to borrow from your fellow bridesmaids all weekend), we’ve put together a list of bachelorette party packing essentials. Whether you’re celebrating at the beach or headed to chillier temperatures, we’ve included everything you could possibly need for your girls’ getaway .


  • Custom tee or tank
  • Little black dress (fancy)
  • Swing or shirt dress (casual)
  • Romper or jumpsuit
  • Jeans or shorts
  • Yoga pants or leggings
  • Comfy tee or top
  • Blouse or tank top
  • Sweater or jacket
  • Bathing suit
  • Coverup
  • Pajamas/Sleepwear
  • Bras and underwear
  • Socks


  • Wedges or heels
  • Sandals or flip-flops
  • Slip-ons (e.g. Vans or Toms)
  • Boots or booties


  • Sunglasses
  • Jewelry (necklaces/bracelets/earrings)
  • Purse/Clutch/Crossbody
  • Sun hat/Floppy hat/Baseball cap
  • Beanie/Gloves/Scarf
  • Hair ties/Headbands
  • Belt


  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Deodorant and body spray/perfume
  • Shampoo and conditioner (if not provided)
  • Body wash/Soap (if not provided)
  • Hair brush or comb
  • Hair straightener and/or curling iron/wand
  • Dry shampoo and/or any other hair products
  • Face wash and moisturizer
  • Makeup and brushes/blending sponges
  • Makeup remover
  • Razor and tweezers
  • Q-tips and cotton balls
  • Tampons/Pads


  • Phone/device charger(s)
  • Headphones/AirPods
  • Portable speaker
  • Kindle/iPad (for the flight)


  • Driver’s license/ID
  • Passport (if travelling internationally)
  • Debit and/or credit card
  • Cash (if preferred)
  • Any tickets/confirmation documents (flights/shows/games/etc.)


  • Contact lenses/glasses
  • Beach bag and towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Any medication(s)

Bachelorette necessities:

  • Drinking games- check out our top picks here
  • Survival kits- we’ve got everything you need to include here
  • Decorations- take a look at our favorites here

P.S. Keep in mind that in this case, less is more. In other words, don’t pack 20 different outfit variations or you’ll be spending hours deciding on what to wear each day. Limit yourself to one or two choices and you’ll cut your getting ready time in half.


Hi, I’m Megan-the voice behind Modern MOH! I was blessed enough to be the maid of honor for both of my besties, who just so happened to get married six months apart. It was my first time as a bridesmaid (let alone a MOH!) and I had no idea what I was doing, so I turned to BFF #3- the internet. It didn’t take me long to realize how little content had been written about being a maid of honor. This struck me as odd, not to mention unfair, considering there are a gazillion and one sites specifically for brides (WeddingWire, The Knot, Brides... just to name a few). So, long story short, I decided to take matters into my own hands and create Modern MOH. I’ve designed this blog to be a one-stop shop for all your maid of honor needs, including some real s#*! no one else will tell you. My goal is to help anyone struggling in their quest to find the answers to their questions, as well as the confidence it takes to be the GMOHOAT (greatest maid of honor of all time).

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